The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association is bringing back the Cattlemen’s Academy Calving Clinics to three new locations across Ohio during September.
The calving clinics will offer members a unique, hands-on learning experience with a calving simulator and will feature discussions on bull selection and prenatal cow and calf health from industry experts.
All calving clinics will begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner being served first. The dates, locations and special guests for each clinic are as follows:
Sept. 1. Butler County, Collinsville, Milford Township Community Center, 5113 Huston Road, Collinsville, Ohio. Calving simulator: Alvaro Garcia-Guerra, DVM, assistant professor, Ohio State Department of Animal Sciences. Bull selection: John Grimes, Maplecrest Farms, former beef field specialist, Ohio State Extension. Prenatal cow and calf health: Jake Osborn, senior territory manager, Ruminant Division-Merck Animal Health. Dinner sponsor: Merck Animal Health.
Sept. 8. Tuscarawas County, Strasburg, Carrollton Farmers Exchange, Strasburg Branch, 9332 U.S. 250, Strasburg. Calving simulator: Shawn Wellert, DVM, senior lecturer, Ohio State Department of Animal Sciences. Bull selection: Aaron Arnett, director of beef genetics, ST Genetics. Prenatal cow and calf health: Patricia Parrish, DVM, Ridgeview Reproductive Services. Dinner sponsor: Carrollton Farmers Exchange and CYA Exchange LLC.
Sept. 16. Adams County, West Union, Ohio Valley Career Center, 175 Lloyd Road, West Union. Calving simulator: Justin Kieffer, DVM, clinical veterinarian, professional practice associate professor, Ohio State Department of Animal Sciences. Bull selection: Garth Ruff, beef field specialist, Ohio State Extension. Prenatal cow and calf health: Taylor Engle, DVM, and Trey Gellert, DVM, Four Star Vets. Dinner provided by Vocational Home Ec. Program.
Cattlemen’s Academy events are free for Ohio Cattlemen’s Association members. Those who are not OCA members may still attend, but must pay $75 per family upon registration. This cost includes clinic attendance and an OCA membership. Registration is strongly encouraged as there will be limited space at each clinic.
For more information or to register, visit ohiocattle.org or call the OCA office at 614-873-6736.